VIDEO: ‘Unique’ Mystic Ink Illustrator to be Future Exhibitor at the PCA

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With COVID-19 delaying the Parish Center for the Art’s Artist of the Month exhibitions until 2021, WestfordCAT has started a series which will focus on regional artists that are scheduled to display their work at the PCA. WestfordCAT Production Coordinator Patty Stocker recently spoke with Westford resident Emily Keefe, a professional ink and acrylic illustrator studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her mystical, gothic, pagan art form is considered to be unique.

 

Video by Patty Stocker 

Patty Stocker recently spoke with Westford resident Emily Keefe, a professional ink and acrylic illustrator studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Created through block print and line weight, her gothic, mystical, pagan style of art is inspired by her Celtic Witchcraft and Wicca ancestry.

Keefe described her particular style of illustration. “Line weight dictates the thickness and ‘thinless’’ of lines to represent shadow and light cast so when I’m using line weight” she said, “I use very scratchy, thin lines to represent lighter form and dark thin lines for shadows.” When asked about Keefe’s significance on the female form.

“I think figure is very beautiful,” said Keefe. “I’ve always been a fan of doing the figure. It’s something I explore in my art work. I like the idea of showing the beauty of the human form and with the femininity of hands.” Keefe does commissions but is also working in other ways. “I am currently talking with a band about doing their next album cover and merchandise features,” said Keefe. Viewers can find Emily Keefe’s works on Instagram and Facebook: EmilyVaArts or at Emilyvkeefe.bigcartel.com.